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Whisky and food can make a dram fine match

Relaxing in front of a roaring coal fire, sharing a celebratory toast with friends or taking in the surroundings of...

The gardens which have it all

I’m not very green-fingered, and have seen many plants suffer under my attempted ‘care’, but what I do love is...

Tartan Day – 10 unbe-weave-able facts about tartan

Look out your kilt or tartan trews – Sunday 6 April is Tartan Day, a chance for Scots both at...

The science of food and drink

Edinburgh is a paradise for lovers of food and drink, and this April the Edinburgh International Science Festival (5 – 20...

Scottish beaches named among the best in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2014 Awards

Join me in the excitement as Scotland added yet another accolade to its award bank today – this time from...

Scottish islands scoop top spots at TripAdvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice Islands awards

The votes for the TripAdvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice Islands Awards have been counted… *drum roll*… and we are ecstatic but...

Beat the back-to-work blues with a Scottish coastal break

Let’s face it, January and February are not normally the cheeriest of months. I find it’s nice to give yourself something...

Orkney's most-visited attractions

  You’d be hard-pressed to find a region with a longer or prouder history than the Orkney Isles. From Stone...

Edinburgh counts down to Christmas

Having recently been voted one of the best cities in the world in which to enjoy a winter break by...

Scotland's stunning new home of entertainment opens

The SSE Hydro, Scotland’s latest and most spectacular new performance venue has opened in style. Rod Stewart had the privilege...

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